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Blenny, Grammistes

Product Description

Product Description

The Striped Blenny is also referred to as Gammistes Blenny, Striped Fang Blenny, or Striped Poison-Fang Blenny. It has alternating black and yellow stripes that run the entire length of the body. It tends to do well in an aquarium if housed in a 30 gallon or larger aquarium with live rock. The live rock provides places to hunt and feed on small crustaceans as well as places to hide. It is not usually aggressive unless the tank mates appear to have a similar shape as it does. Its fangs are more of a defense mechanism used for biting an aggressive fish back. The Striped Blenny diet consists of chopped crustaceans, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, and frozen food preparations for herbivores.

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Minimum Tank Size

30 gallons

Care Level

Intermediate

Temperament

Semi-aggressive

Water Conditions

74 - 83F (23 _ 28C), 1.020 - 1.026, 8.0 - 8.5

Max Size

4 inches (11 cm)